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31 July 2021
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CapitaLand engages retail investors on merits of proposed restructuring at SIAS dialogue session

Singapore – CapitaLand held a virtual dialogue session with shareholders as part of its retail outreach for the proposed strategic restructuring and listing of CapitaLand Investment (CLI). More than 150 retail shareholders participated in the live virtual dialogue session on 28 July 2021, facilitated by the Securities Investors Association (Singapore) (SIAS).

– With CapitaLand’s Group CEO Mr Lee Chee Koon (left) and Group CFO Mr Andrew Lim (right) engaged over 150 retail shareholders in a virtual dialogue session, facilitated by the Securities Investors Association (Singapore) (SIAS). They highlighted the key rationale and benefits of the proposed transaction before addressing questions posed by Mr Robson Lee (middle), Assistant Honorary Secretary of SIAS, on behalf of CapitaLand retail shareholders:
CapitaLand-SIAS virtual dialogue session

Mr Lee Chee Koon, Group CEO of CapitaLand Group and Mr Andrew Lim, Group CFO of CapitaLand Group started the dialogue by highlighting the key rationale and benefits of the proposed transaction before addressing questions posed by Mr Robson Lee, Assistant Honorary Secretary of SIAS, on behalf of CapitaLand retail shareholders.

– With CapitaLand’s strong track record in growing fee income for its Fund and Lodging Management businesses, and disciplined capital recycling, CapitaLand is confident that the proposed restructuring will allow CLI shareholders to potentially benefit from the substantial long-term value that it aims to unlock. Pictured is Capital Tower and 79 Robinson Road, two assets that will come under CLI post-proposed transaction:
Capital Tower and 79 Robinson Road Singapore

The following key points were raised at the session:

• Rationale for the proposed restructuring – Mr Lee said: “With our strong track record in growing fee income for our Fund and Lodging Management businesses, and our disciplined capital recycling, we are confident that CapitaLand’s proposed restructuring will allow CLI shareholders to potentially benefit from the substantial long-term value that we will aim to unlock.”

• CLI’s competitive advantage as a REIM with leadership in Asia – Mr Lee said: “CLI’s long standing presence in Asia will give us an edge over non-Asian based REIMs, drawing on our own heritage, history and strengths in Asia. We need to chart our own path, identity our areas of competitiveness, and become an asset manager that is globally competitive with a very strong foundation in Asia.”

• Asset-light lodging management platform a good fit for CLI – Mr Lim said: “The underlying principle of both platforms is the same – we are managing third-party capital and earning a fee. Therefore, these two capital efficient businesses are complementary, and a good fit for CLI.”

• Prudent dividend policy – Mr Lim said: “The management team has made the decision to keep our dividend policy unchanged for now, that is to declare a dividend of at least 30% of our cash PATMI. This is for two reasons. One, to give our current shareholders, and hopefully shareholders of CLI going forward, a familiar reference. Two, we are cognisant that we are emerging from a difficult operating environment caused by the pandemic. We are in a period of recovery, which while positive, remains uncertain. The management team has thus elected to maintain an unchanged dividend policy for CLI in the near term.”

– CapitaLand’s strong reputation in Asia, with over 20 years of experience in markets including Singapore, China, India and Vietnam, gives it the ability to access different investment opportunities. The opening of Raffles City The Bund (pictured), CapitaLand’s third Raffles City development in Shanghai, affirms the Group’s commitment to grow its presence and investor base in China by leveraging the signature Raffles City brand:
Raffles City The Bund, Shanghai, China

– CLI will consolidate the Group’s investment management and lodging businesses, both of which are capital-efficient. As the lodging platform continues to scale towards the planned target of 160,000 units under management by FY 2023, it expects to contribute materially to CLI’s overall earnings on a recurring basis. Somerset Feliz Ho Chi Minh City (pictured) opened in July 2021, adding to Ascott’s growing global portfolio and further strengthening its position as a leading international lodging owner-operator:
Somerset Feliz Ho Chi Minh City

6 July 2021
Kandis Residence
Design: ONG&ONG
Kandis Residences, Singapore Condominium
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Kandis Residence
Set within an idyllic location in northern Singapore, Kandis Residence contains 130 condominium units housed within four residential blocks – one three-storey block, along with three seven-storey blocks. The project was predicated on the concept of “homes in the woods”, envisioned as a green, immaculately landscaped sanctuary that accommodates the modern urban lifestyle.

28 Apr 2021
Park Nova Luxurious Green Tower
Park Nova Luxurious Green Tower

20 Apr 2021
10 Design Singapore Studio News
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International architecture practice, 10 Design, is pleased to announce the opening of a new design studio in Singapore. It is established to support the practice’s ongoing and new projects in SE Asia.

11 Nov 2020
Climate and biodiversity emergency Singapore
Leading Singaporean landscape architecture firms are calling on local and international landscape architects to act in response to climate change and biodiversity loss.

10 Nov 2020
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30 Sep 2020
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17 Sep 2020
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Design: Foster + Partners
Apple Marina Bay Sands Singapore Building
photo : Finbarr Fallon
Apple Marina Bay Sands
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Rochester Commons

6 July 2020
Aedas Singapore Office Interior Design
Architects: Aedas
Aedas Singapore office interior design
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1 Mar 2020
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28 Feb 2020
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21 Nov 2019
Liang Court
Design: City Developments Limited and CapitaLand Limited
Singapores Liang Court Towers
image : CapitaLand / CDL
Liang Court Towers
City Developments Limited (CDL), CapitaLand Limited (CapitaLand) and Ascott Residence Trust (Ascott Reit) have teamed up to redevelop the Liang Court site1 into an integrated development following the proposed sale by CDL Hospitality Trusts (CDLHT) of its total interest in Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay.

6 Nov 2019
Raffles Hotel Singapore Restoration, 1 Beach Road
Design: Aedas
Raffles Hotel Singapore
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Raffles Hotel
Restored and refurbished this classic hotel building officially reopened in August 2019. It first opened back in 1887.

31 Oct 2019
Founders Memorial
Design: Cox Architecture
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Founders Memorial
This project aims to create a world-renowned public building that embodies the democratic principles that Singapore has been built upon. It will do this by being a place for the Singaporean people and visitors to gather and celebrate the achievements of past, present and future Singaporeans.

22 Oct 2019
Sentosa-Brani Master Plan

11 Oct 2019
Robinson Tower
Design: KPF / Architects 61
Robinson Tower Building Singapore
photo : Tim Griffith
Robinson Tower Building News
Landscape architects Grant Associates has scooped an award at the Singapore Landscape Architecture Awards 2019 for Robinson Tower.

1 Jul 2019
New Science Centre at Jurong Lake Gardens

21 May 2019
Funan Singapore Shopping Mall news

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27 Nov 2018
UNStudio Buildings in Singapore
Buildings completed by this celebrated Dutch architecture office in the city to date:

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Scotts Tower

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31 Oct 2018
The Forever House, Serangoon
Architects: Wallflower Architecture + Design
The Forever House in Serangoon
photograph : Marc Tey Photography
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2 Oct 2018
CapitaLand ‘office of the future’ ecosystem
Capitaland Office of the Future Singapore interior design
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Capitaland Office of the Future
CapitaLand initiated its ‘office of the future’ strategy aimed at engendering a culture of innovation, promoting talent attraction and retention and optimising cost efficiency for tenants of its office properties.

4 Jul 2018
Marina One Singapore, 5 Straits View
Design: Ingenhoven Architects
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Marina One in Singapore
The high-density building complex with its mix of uses extends to over 400,000 square meters and, with its group of four high-rise buildings, defines the Green Heart—a public space extending over several stories. This three-dimensional green oasis reflects the diversity of tropical flora.

4 May 2018
Venice Biennale Singapore Pavilion
Venice Biennale Pavilion - Singapore Architecture News
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Venice Biennale Singapore Pavilion
Curated by the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) in collaboration with the National University of Singapore’s Department of Architecture (NUS), the Singapore Pavilion asks if there is indeed No More Free Space? in the island state, in response to the overarching theme Freespace conceptualised by curators Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara.

11 Apr 2018
Early Learning Village
Design: Bogle Architects
Early Learning Village Singapore Building
photo © Bogle Architects-Infinitude
Early Years Village Singapore Building
A world first in pre-school facilities, the ELV delivers a multicultural, flexible environment with capacity for 2,100 children from nursery to kindergarten age, as well as 400 support staff

10 Apr 2018
Changi Airport Interior
Design: Moment Factory
Changi Airport Interior Singapore Architecture News
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Changi Airport Building
Singapore’s Changi Airport, voted by air travellers as the World’s Best Airport for the sixth consecutive year, is taking its passenger experience to a new level with Terminal 4. As part of their quest for excellence, Changi Airport Group commissioned Moment Factory to produce two media features designed to entertain passengers as they navigate the airport’s remarkable interior.

9 Feb 2018
Raffles Place Singapore: 88 Market Street Development
Raffles Place Singapore 88 Market Street landscape
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Raffles Place Singapore: 88 Market Street Development
CapitaLand Limited (CapitaLand), CapitaLand Commercial Trust (CCT) and Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd (MEC), the joint venture partners for the redevelopment of Golden Shoe Car Park, today unveiled more details on the ‘future of work’ blueprint for the new integrated development at its groundbreaking ceremony.

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Building Design Updates 2017

5 Sep 2017
Singapore High Line Park
Signage and Wayfinding Consultants: The Buchan Group, Brisbane
Architect: Nikken Sekkei, Architects with Tierra Design and Arup Singapore
Singapore High Line Park
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Singapore High Line Park
A South East Asia version of New York City’s High Line is fast becoming a reality, with the masterplan and concept design of the first stage of turning an unused rail corridor into public space now complete.

The Paper Pavilion – Radical Retail

Jubilee Bridge

10 Oct 2017
Sandcrawler Office Building
Design: Andrew Bromberg at Aedas
Sandcrawler Office Building Singapore Architecture News
photography © Paul Warchol
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5 Sep 2017
Shan Shui Shi Lin Cultural Centre
Design: Park + Associates
Shan Shui Shi Lin Cultural Centre Building
photo : Edward Hendricks © Park + Associates Pte Ltd
Shan Shui Shi Lin Cultural Centre
The key challenge was working around existing structure the limits to fulfil tough programmatic requirements – indoor sports hall, a 500-seater auditorium, and an alumni Board of Directors lounge – while also generating the maximum amount of open space for landscaping.

30 Aug 2017
House 24

28 Aug 2017
Masterplan for Jurong Lake District
Design: KCAP Architects&Planners ; SAA Architects ; Arup ; S333 & Lekker
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Masterplan for Jurong Lake District
The Singapore Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) has unveiled the masterplan for Jurong Lake District in Singapore, the city’s future second Central Business District. The JLD masterplan is exhibited till mid-September and invites the public to share their views.

29 May 2017
Apple Orchard Road – first Apple Flagship in Singapore
Architects: Foster + Partners
Apple Orchard Road Singapore Architecture News
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Apple Orchard Road Singapore
Apple Orchard Road is the first Apple Flagship in Singapore, highlighting its role as a global centre for creativity. Its design reflects the vibrancy and innovative spirit of the city-state. The project is another example of the close collaboration between Foster + Partners and the design team at Apple led by chief design officer, Sir Jonathan Ive and Angela Ahrendts, senior vice president of Retail and Online Stores.

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National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew’s Road
Design: Studio Milou Singapore, in partnership with CPG Consultants
National Gallery Singapore Architecture News
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National Gallery in Singapore Building
This visual arts institution is home to Singapore’s National Collection, the largest public collection of visual arts from Singapore and Southeast Asia from the 19th century to the present day.

20 Feb 2017
Singapore High Speed Station Building
Design – overall: AECOM ; architectural – Farrells and Architects 61

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has appointed AECOM Singapore to conduct an advanced engineering study for Singapore stretch of the Singapore-Kuala Lumpur high-speed rail (HSR) infrastructure.

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